My boys came running in through the back door with hands full of the most brilliant green we've laid eyes on in six months. Dripping, wet, succulent, fresh moss. We placed it all on a platter and we heard it whisper to us that spring is here. Someone said it smelled like sushi.
Sometimes, the most magnificent things that can adorne our home can be found in the seemingly mundane or messy or wild: nature. Don't overlook the beauty of a jar of rocks, a stack of shells and budding branches available in abundance straight from the hands of our Creator.
What do you bring into your home to celebrate spring, fresh starts and new beginnings?Leave a Comment
Kristen@Moms Sharpening Moms says
Thanks for another great reminder that we don’t need extra finances for fancies to decorate…we can find fresh inspiration from the One who invented decorating!
I heart you, Nester!
Beautiful picture. The color says SPRING. I think I must go out and look around today, see what wants to come in with me.
Last Sunday we were leaving my mother-in-laws and I walked by the most beautiful smelling bush. It smelled like lemons and had the most beautiful little flowers in tidy little bunches. She told me to grab a branch and just pull it off. It is in a vase in our upstairs hall and still smells wonderful!
Fresh tulips…they look like Easter eggs until they open…fresh flowers speak of the renewal of spring after the starkness of winter. I look forward to the beauty of each season. My soul seems to need each change. Now, I am looking for the beautiful colors that flow through this season. I open the windows and let in the cool air watching the invisible currents dance across the flowers. That reminds me of the unseen spirit that dances across my soul giving it air to breathe.
Apple of His Eye says
What a beautiful reminder to look for God’s magnificence in everyday living! This resonates with me on so many levels…thanks for sharing!
That is gorgeous color there! Perfect for spring…I tend to let spring in with just the sunshine and the breeze. I love opening up my blinds, windows and doors just to have the spring sunlight and breeze come through.
Love this! My kids are constantly bringing rocks into the house. I always try to appreciate the beauty they see in what they have found.
Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says
Thank you so much for this post — I love free home decor!
I just cut a big bunch of pussy willows, just before they burst out with all the pollen, for my grandmother-in-law. You should have seen her eyes light up as I brought them into her house.
Seeing them out at the edges of the road around here in Central Wisconsin says spring to me…. it’s coming…. it’s a warm sunny few days here…. but if you can believe it, I am looking forward to some rain, it’s so dry and we need it so badly!
Love this post! Happy Easter!
Since it’s Easter this weekend… your photo reminded me that I like to put a clump of long blade green grass in a bowl (similar to yours,here) and lay the colored eggs in as part of an Easter centerpiece for the table.
beth gales says
tulips or daffodils…nothing signifies Spring like those!
Hannah Braboy says
The flowers and “treasures” that my siblings bring me.
My girls bring me flowers from the back yard. That is a pretty color green. Amazing what our Father makes for us.
That moss is great! We’ve got tulips putting up buds and I keep talking my girls out of picking them BEFORE they bloom – especially as there are not many!
But I like to use sticks, rocks, grass, leaves, dried flowers and seeds to decorate!
Wonderful! I just picked up bunch of cherry branches and they look gorgeous in the house!
I’d like to find a wild dogwood tree and snip some branches. Then, I’d put them in a plain glass for display on my dining room table.
Dreamy Whites says
I love this post. My kids do the exact same thing! They love to bring me all sorts of things in from outside! Moss is a favorite. We have collected shells, rocks, branches~those are our curtain rods, and pinecones. Many more things! I too have spent most of my married life on the move. My husband is a horse trainer!